Great Recession

What do we know about this economic recovery?

What do we know about this economic recovery?

The Economic Policy Institute has put together a briefing on the shape of the current economic recovery.  They highlight 10 points: 1. The real gap in the labor market is now around 11 million jobs. 2. Job growth this recovery outpaces that following the 2001 recession, but is still too slow [and has slowed dramatically]. […]

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Mixed News for 2 US Trading Partners

Mixed News for 2 US Trading Partners

As the effects of the Great Recession linger, they weigh differently in different parts of the developed world. In Canada, the Canadian Conference Board recently issued a report forecasting that western Canada would lead that country’s economy out of its slowdown (which has been much milder than in the US): Although the list of top-performing […]

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